Published: Fri, June 09, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Google Home in Service Meltdown


But recently many Google Home users have complained to the support forum about the presence of an error in the device which does not accept any voice commands from the users.

The US is a country that prefers to move ahead of the world in terms of technology. The shipping time for the Google Home is listed at "2-3 weeks" for customers on Google's own online store. With a strong internet infrastructure, people find it as a necessity instead of a novelty item.

The smart speaker space is now dominated as a duel between Google Home and Amazon's Echo line, known for its voice-activated name "Alexa".

At its recent I/O developers conference, Google made an even bigger push for AI and machine learning, which takes form in its Google Assistant. According to the complaints reported, the Home speaker will only respond "There was a glitch. Try again in a few seconds", or "There was a glitch, try again in a few seconds". Google Home users who pointed out the glitch on the forum said that they had tried resetting the device, and even changed the Wi-Fi network, but the problem was still occurring. Google is aware of the outage, so it'll probably be fixed soon.

Enjoy your music: Whether you're in the mood to listen to a podcast or dance around the living room, Google Home helps you enjoy your favourite tunes. Being an important part of the company's product strategy, the tech giant will likely be hard at work ensuring that another major Google Home outage never happens again.

While the Mountain View, California-based company stated that the issue causing the outage has now been resolved, it has yet to clarify on the matter and it's currently unclear whether the firm will opt to explain what caused the problems in the first place.

The issue only appears to affect Google's Home speaker, because the company's Assistant is working as normal on smartphones and other devices running he Assistant app.

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